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Poster: Reade Date: Apr 4, 2010 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ultimate Stella Blue Please

Don't know 'bout ultimate but I do favor the early versions.
In comparison to later years when the tune came to occupy the 'featured ballad' position of the performance, these older versions are beautiful for their raw, stripped down presentation. Which for me is far more consistent with the mood and sentiment of the tune.

These two are a year apart and both come after Dark Stars.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-12-11.sbd.vernon.5251.sbeok.shnf
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-12-06.sbd.remaster.102750.flac16

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Poster: portmcgroin Date: Apr 4, 2010 6:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ultimate Stella Blue Please

I love the 12-6-73 stripped down is right, and beautiful. You kinda have to hear the whole second set to get the full picture. Check out Nugs.net for the 10-21-78. "Ideally there's a song in there that's so delicate that it's got a moment in it of pure silence". Jerry 88

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Poster: limeydeadhead Date: Apr 5, 2010 4:12am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ultimate Stella Blue Please

What an incredible description

Jerr.... was too deep

Limey deadhead

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Poster: Ernie Bo-Peep Date: Apr 4, 2010 8:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ultimate Stella Blue Please

I'm not sure why no one has mentioned this one yet:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-04-21.sbd.miller.97501.sbeok.flac16
Also can be found on the So Many Roads box set.
10/21/78 is a big thumbs up here as well. In addition, check out 7/22/72 (Download #10) for a great early version.

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Poster: limeydeadhead Date: Apr 5, 2010 4:11am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Ultimate Stella Blue Please

Too heavy

Bookmarked and shall digest whole show later

Cheers

Limey deadhead

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